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Kitchen Rat: Making a meal of it

06 November 2019
Kitchen Rat: Making a meal of it

Making a meal of it

When you’ve only changed head chef twice in the last 30 years, why not show off on social media? That’s clearly what Danny Meyer thought when he decided the best way to introduce Union Square Café in NYC’s new executive chef Lena Ciardullo was over a filmed meal in the restaurant.

In a short video on Twitter, Meyer explained that the role is “as big as it gets”, adding that he was “serving people whose diapers I changed in the basement when their parents first came here”. It’s the kind of talk that’s enough to put some people off the restaurant’s trademark ricotta gnocchi, but who is the Rat to question the man who literally wrote the book on great hospitality?

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